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Former student charged with threatening Las Vegas school

Aug. 22, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-year-old man threatened an attack at his former high school and had an explosive device in his home, according to Las Vegas prosecutors and police. Prosecutors on Wednesday said former student Cody Pomeroy had made threats online and to another person describing some sort of attack...

Las Vegas police fired 6 shots to end Laughlin standoff

Aug. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police in Laughlin after a botched casino robbery and a nearly seven-hour standoff earlier this week. Video footage from police body cameras and security cameras at the Aquarius hotel-casino was released Thursday by Las...

Nevada death row inmate released from prison after 3 decades

Aug. 22, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

ELY, Nev. (AP) — A 63-year-old man who was on Nevada's death row for more than three decades has been released from prison following the dismissal of his murder conviction. Paul Browning walked out of Ely State Prison on Wednesday, with his 86-year-old mother and other relatives there to greet him, the Las...

Vegas police: Off-duty officer, 2 others wounded in shooting

Aug. 22, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say an off-duty officer and two other people suffered injuries deemed not to be life-threatening during an exchange of gunfire Wednesday night. Police say the shooting occurred as the officer attempted to defuse a situation in which people had surrounded another person in...

Davis, Semien hit 2-run homers as A's beat Yankees 6-4

Aug. 22, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When slugger Khris Davis cleared the fences again at last, he gave it an animated trot around the bases complete with a salute approaching third before celebrating with his teammates back in the dugout. When top pitching prospect A.J. Puk made his major league debut at last, the...

23 accused in broad Aryan Warriors supremacist case in Vegas

Aug. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nineteen men and four women are charged in Las Vegas with being part of a white supremacist gang with ties to state prison and street crimes, including murder, drug trafficking and identity theft, according to documents unsealed Wednesday. A 152-count indictment filed in Nevada state court...

Air traveler accused of punching pilot at Vegas airport gate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight. Las Vegas police Officer Alejandra Zambrano says the pilot refused medical...

Nevada county won't permit 'Storm Area 51'-inspired event

Aug. 21, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada county has rejected a proposal for a festival in a rural farming community to coincide with "Storm Area 51" events next month. The Nye County Commission on Tuesday denied a permit for an event organizers dubbed "Peacestock 51" and planned to hold Sept. 20 in Amargosa Valley. The...

Cost of spherical Vegas Strip venue put at $1.2 billion-plus

Aug. 21, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Company and project officials are estimating the costs of a spherical entertainment venue under construction on the Las Vegas Strip at between $1.2 billion and $1.7 billion. Madison Square Garden Co. President Andrew Lustgarten disclosed cost projections Tuesday along with quarterly...

Ms. Nevada State 2019 loses title in move tied to politics

Aug. 21, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Ms. America Pageant has taken away a woman's Ms. Nevada State 2019 title and both sides agree it stems from politics. Las Vegas media outlets report that Katie Jo Williams said she was stripped of the title because she's a supporter of President Donald Trump and that she's a victim of...